Objective
To provide a high level of income, together with the potential for growth of both income and capital from a diversified portfolio substantially invested in UK equities but also in preference shares, convertibles and other fixed income securities.
Management group
abrdn
Launch date
31/03/1929
Domicile
United Kingdom
Fund manager
Iain Pyle, Charles Luke
Dividend frequency
Quarterly
Wind-up provisions
The Board considers the Company, with no fixed life, to be a long-term investment vehicle but, for the purposes of this viability statement, has decided that three years is an appropriate period over which to report, irrespective of any exogenous risks that the Company may face.
Market Cap (m) Total assets (m) Price (last close) NAV Discount / premium (%) Gearing (%) Dividend yield (%) Dividend dates Ongoing charge (%)
100.11 129.42 242.00 267.76 -9.62 15 5.95 Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct 1.1 (31/03/2024)
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Dividends

Dividends declared in last 12 months

Ex-Dividend date Payment date Dividend amount Special dividend Financial year
04/07/2024 31/07/2024 4.800 No 2024
04/04/2024 30/04/2024 3.200 No 2024
04/01/2024 31/01/2024 3.200 No 2024
05/10/2023 27/10/2023 3.200 No 2024
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Performance (%)

Return type 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years
Shires Income Share price total return 15.8 4.2 18.5 65.5
UK Equity Income AIC sector Share price total return 13.6 18.7 32.6 83.5
Morningstar UK * Total return 15 25.7 27.8 76.5
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* The Morningstar market index is not necessarily the official benchmark of the investment company, however it has been identified as an appropriate comparative index. Please hover over the definition for further detail on the index construction.

Share structure

Number of shares
41,369,542

Traded volumes (number of shares)

  Yesterday 1 month 1 year 5 years
Total 34,505 2,032,892 17,804,400 55,278,431
Average N/A 91,945 69,892 43,796
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Traded values (m)

  Yesterday 1 month 1 year 5 years
Total 0.08 4.93 40.17 133.54
Average N/A 0.22 0.16 0.11
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Trading details

ISIN TIDM Traded currency Stock exchange
GB0008052507 SHRS GBX London Stock Exchange - MAIN
Chi-x Europe Limited
London Stock Exchange
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Top holdings

Data as at : 31/05/2024

Investment % of total assets
AstraZeneca PLC 5.5
Ecclesiastical Insurance Office PLC 8.625% PRF PERPETUAL GBP 1 5.1
RSA Insurance Group Ltd 7.38% PRF PERPETUAL GBP 1 4.5
Shell PLC 4.4
Santander UK PLC 10.38% PRF PERPETUAL GBP 1 - 10.38% 4.0
General Accident PLC 7.875% PRF PERPETUAL GBP 1 3.7
BP PLC 3.7
Morgan Sindall Group PLC 3.5
HSBC Holdings PLC 3.2
Energean PLC 3.2

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